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and is it something that could happen to you? scott broom followed us at the home of brett and rebecca schneider who say they are victims that need help. >> we believe that this water is making its way down by gravity. >> homeowner who now talks like a utility engineer outside and inside she has her upstairs sealed off to keep out airborne mold. >> i taste the mold and we breathe it. >> from her basement, schneider and her husband say it all started with a wssc sewer backup last year forced them to gut the space where a family room and bath used to be. now they claim wsse's $310,000 repair of the neighborhood sewer line this summer has made the situation worse. they believe that ground water that used to get into the old broken sewer during rains can't now that it is fixed and that's caused the pump to work overtime. >> we have a problem that everybody seems to acknowledge, but no one is willing to acknowledge ownership of it. >> we are doing what the e.p.a. asked us to do. >> i.j. points out that storm water runoff is not the utility's responsibility. in fact, the wssc is under a court order
of the recent attack there which rutted in the u.s. ambassador's death proves it's time for a change. >> the last couple of weeks with all the problems in libya and the administration's four or five different conflicting statement abouts it may be mitt romney goes in with the upper hand. >> reporter: look for candidates to bring discussions back to the economy as their running natures are doing. >> we're not even creating enough jobs every month just to keep up with the growth of our country's population. we are heading in the wrong direction. he can't run on that record. >> america is not in decline. here's what it is. romney and ryan are in den kneel. >> reporter: -- in denial. >> reporter: vice president biden spoke in ohio where a new poll shows president obama leading. his lead is half of what it was before the first two debates putting more pressure on both candidates to make this final debate count. >> joining me now from boca raton, florida with a preview of tonight's debate is washington bureau chief for u.s. d.a. susan -- "u.s.a. today" susan page. how have things changed f
evidence of additional explosives left behind. just as we wering the images, the mall security kicked us out. >> you cannot be in front of the mall with the cameras. >> reporter: the man launched a bottle with what smelled like gasoline from a third-floor balcony on to the food court. >> yes, it reeked of gasoline. it was very strong and powerful smells. and there is class everywhere. a lot of people, they were pointing up, you know, towards the door. and they were just looking up pointing. >> reporter: later they found three more of the same devices. >> and people were still coming to get lunch. it was packed with the smell of gas or oil. it smell like oil to me. i said this is a little strange. the safest thing is to go out and leave. >> reporter: the devices were described by shoppers as cocktails were never ignited. no one was hurt. the scare set off a massive response prompting the mall to go into a lockdown mode. and the mall, it is open now. again, the normalcy is trying to resume here at the ballston common mall. the suspect is still in custody tonight. federal and local investig
acquisition firm, the door was locked and the employee who saw us grabbed her computer and raced away. no comment from the obama campaign. the romney camp told us we have nothing to do with these texts. by the way, flannery is on the board of directors at the fairfax county chamber of commerce. and the chamber's former vice president of government relations. andrea mccarren, 9news now. >> all right, and many of our viewers tell us they've already reported this to the fcc. in fact the fcc rules ban many text messages sent to mobile phones using an autodialer unless you give consent to receive the messages or some sort of emergency. go our website wusa9.com for the link to the fcc. >>> the president spent the day in new jersey surveying sandy's aftermath. he took afears hand -- a firsthand tour of the damage with governor christie. he said the federal government will be helping with clean-up efforts. >>> there was speculation that the storm would delay this week's employment report. the last one before the election. but today, the department of labor says it will be out on time. amtrak
here right now. >> that's one incredible fall. i know you'll keep us updated. >>> we're also following some breaking news out of olney where a fire at a townhouse grew to three alarms this afternoon. nobody was hurt, but that house was completely destroyed by flames. the red cross is assisting the two adults and two teenagers who lived there finding alternate accommodations, no word yet what may have started that fire. >>> tonight joe biden and paul ryan in their first and only debate of this campaign, 2012. good evening. i'm anita brikman coming to you live from usa today headquarters in mclean. we'll go back to the studio in a few minutes for more of today's headlines, but right now a preview of this all important vice presidential debate from reporter emily schmidt. >> reporter: tonight marks paul ryan's and joe biden's one chance to vie for the no. 2 job. biden joked with reporters. >> you ever seen me rope a dope? >> reporter: but this is his chance to make up for what was widely perceived as a loss by president obama to mitt romney in last week's debate. >> the vice president i
used campaign funds to decorate his house. attorneys for the illinois democrat have asked federal prosecutors not to seek an indictment before the november election, but the justice department has made no promises. >>> the woman at the heart of the debate over same sex marriage on galludet's campus plans to speak out tomorrow. angela mccaskill was placed on leave after signing a petition to get the question about legalization on maryland's ballot this november. mccaskill's attorney says the maryland resident is not anti- gay but merely felt it was an issue that should be decided by the democratic process. >>> tonight a 15-year-old is recovering after being stabbed at a local school. >> reporter: i'm matt jablow at northwood high school in silver spring where one student was arrested for allegedly stabbing another student earlier today. >> i think it's sad because we're a really great school. >> reporter: it was right around 11:00 this morning when montgomery county police were called to northwood high school in silver spring. >> i heard it was in the cafeteria in the courtyard a
outages which have been going up and up. russ ptacek is checking those us for us with the different utilities. >> just since i last spoke to you, 40,000 more outages. on twitter you'll see these numbers that came out about five minutes ago, 138,000 now without power. bge reporting 66,000, pepco 20,000, dominion -- this is the biggest change -- 43,000 dominion customers without power, novak 1,649, smeco 4,326 and rappahannock about 3,000. let's look at dominion. that is the biggest change. those numbers may have doubled since we last spoke. here is one, this big interesting at the end of fairfax you see the x. x marks the spot. that big red spot means more than 2,500 customers in that zip code are without power. then these other areas that are dots, those indicate outages, also, but that x marking the spot would be the single largest outage right in the x in fairfax. let's take a look at the current numbers in bge. now at 66,000 customers and we can look at the map, also, and you'll see in our area bowie, laurel, a lot of outages there. let's move over to pepco very quickly. pepco a
before midnight. that woman told police the suspect used some sort of liquid to make her lose consciousness. that suspect described as a black man between 50 and 60 years of age with a mustache, beer and 4-inch bush hair style. if you have any information in this case, officers would like to hear from you. >>> that man accused of throwing a bottle with a flammable liquid inside a mall was in court today. >> reporter: the suspect was not answering the judge's questions. his initial appearance took just a few minutes. this is the man authorities say caused chaos inside the bottom common's mall thursday. a criminal complaint aims witnesses saw leon trail throwing a molotov cocktail into the food court. he's also accused of leading three other potential explosives inside a bag. police say they have no known address for trail and don't know why he prompted the scare. but federal authorities have since charged him with arson. >> it was a brood, crude, incendiary device. >> reporter: if convicted trail could get a minimum of five to a maximum of 20 years in jail. trail's next court a
. >>> and if you think the u.s. congress hasn't done much this year, senator tom would disagree with that. in its annual waste book, the oklahoma republican outlines 100 different congressionally approved programs that he says wastes more than $18 billion. now that list would include a loophole that lets the nfl, nhl, and qualify as nonprofit. a grant to build a robotic swirl to see how the animal interacts with rattlesnakes, not only does that sound weird, but duplicates something done before and there was the $24 million in spending to maintain contracts for selling typewriters of all things. >> do they even manufacture those anymore? >> does anyone use them? coming your way at 7:00, remember the virginia man? he had the full face transplant? now it's been seven months since that surgery. tonight, an update on how he is doing. >> thank you. still to come in this half hour, metro may be making strides and updating rail cars, but falls short on another deadline. top. >> all right, it happens a little bit below average, but a nice fall day. officially, here's what goes in the books. 65 is the
and this would impact the immediate metro area. this would not be a direct hit for us, but it would impact this as we get into tuesday morning and tuesday afternoon. even by tuesday afternoon this still has 65 mile-per-hour winds. it won't technically be a tropical storm anymore. it will be extra tropical, a cold core storm, but because it will be so intense it will generate some pretty big winds for us if it goes into northern new jersey. if it goes further north, less. so if it goes into southeast p.a., we'll be in a world of hurt. we'll come back and talk more about the timetable and scenarios. >> we should note for you sandy is already blamed for two deaths, one in haiti, the other in jamaica. the outer bands of the hurricane are hitting florida's atlantic coast now with some powerful waves and gusty wins and heavy rain. streets are -- winds and heavy rain. streets are being flooded by miami and officials are warning surfers stay out of the water in ft. lauderdale. >> if is a washing machine out there. -- it is a washing machine out there. you just get toss around, really severe rip cu
road. tonight, police think they know how it got that way. topper joins us live from the scene with some answers on that damaged speed camera. scott. >> reporter: well, police say it is no longer a mystery as far as they are concerned, this is definitely an act of vandalism. a lot of people, even though that's against the law has been cheering from the sidelines and monsing this camera generates money has taken note at how quickly this wounded soldier was put back on duty. >> here's video shot by alny news blogger, doug terri, showing the crew putting the camera back up. police think a vandal intentionally took out the camera with a heavy vehicle, then fled. no suspects are identified, even though there's a police substation. a block away. wusa9 9 posted one of the shots asking who did it. tongue and cheek answers included, the duracho. mostly, viewers expressed contempt of speed cameras in a county that counts at least 115 of them. it needs to happen to every one of them, wrote one viewer, stop the greed in government. i don't know if someone did this or not, wrote another.
for the game today. he said he'll only use one. >> i will go to the game with my son and pay for his ticket. i'm going because i'm representing the city today. >> i think it's completely appropriate that the nationals offered tickets to the mayor and council charity. >> reporter: d.c. council chairman phil mendelson was also offer -- council chair. >> reporter: d.c. council chairman phil mendelson was also offered a ticket, but a busy hearing schedule prevented phil mendelson from going. >> i have two meetings and my schedule doesn't permit me to go. >> it's a historic day for the city. everybody wants to be part of it. >> reporter: jack evans is chairman of the council's finance and revenue committee. he tells me if the nats make it to the world series and face the yankees, each home playoff game could add another million dollars to the city's treasury. this is bruce johnson reporting from nats park, back to you. >> heavy stuff. we checked a short time ago and councilman jack evans hearing on tax issues did resume shortly after 5:00 after the game. >>> coming up in sports kristen berset le
for us, probably no flooding, just rain and showers. scenario two, getting closer to us in between atlantic city and new york, winds 20 to 40 miles per hour and probably an inch or so of rain. heavy bands of rain will stay north of us. any time the system makes landfall the highested with uns are always just to the north -- highest winds are always just to the northeast where it crosses land. scenario four not so good. it comes into the delmarva into southeast p.a. and northeast maryland. now we have winds 40 to 70 miles an hour and rainfall up to 8 inches. that will building the worst case scenario. there are still plenty of models that have it doing something between scenario four and three. we'll keep you posted. it's only friday and it is kind of an evolving system. the reason why hurricanes are so hard to track is there's very little in terms of the steering currents. in the fall and summer it's not so strong. we have to watch it and see if it makes this extreme left turn as we get into monday and tuesday. the time frame is the same, monday night into tuesday bringing us the h
pelley who is live for us in denver. thanks for chatting with us. >> good to be with you, derek. thank you. >> let me ask you this question. as you prepare, are you more concerned about doping out when the candidates tell a whopper or the, how can i put this, the feel of things? whether or not the candidates are connecting with the audience and who does that better? >> well, both of those things are going to be extremely important tonight. mitt romney needs to appeal to women in particular. a particular part of the voting group. you probably will be hearing him, trying to reach out to women, apole to women, mention his wife quite a few times as he did during the convention. president obama needs to probably acknowledge the shortcomings of his administration, such as they are, and try to convince the american people that four more years of president obama will be more productive in creating jobs in the last four years. so both candidates have a great deal of work to do. the latest polling, derek, as you know, shows the race is tied up. shortly on the cbs evening news, we're going to
. i could be saving your life in the future. >> his parents brought him to the u.s. at 12. he graduated from kennedy high school, earned straight a's at montgomery college, was diagnosed with bone cancer at 18. >> i want to save lives. just like my life was saved once. >> ricardo could scrape together enough money, but he says the out of state tuition charged undocumented immigrants now puts college out of reach. >> the tuition now is about $28,000 at the university of maryland. >> can you afford it? >> i can't afford that. >> it's not a right that you go to college. in fact, my question is, what are you doing here in the first place? >> brad is among the critics who no, forced the dream act. >> if they wantto educate themselves, god bless them. >> it's hard to see how much it will cost. montgomery college might have the most experience. it offers in county tuition to anyone who graduated from a montgomery county high school, regardless of citizenship. >> for us, the idea is a validation of what we already do. we don't anticipate a huge influx. >> convinced voters
of our coverage. >> reporter: nats fans who are used to come down to the stadium and buying their tickets game day were in for a surprise today. if they didn't show up very early, they weren't only out of luck, but hit with stker shock. >> i bought a couple hat. my wife and i really wanted 1 with the postseason logo on it. >> reporter: that $45 postseason hat was nice, but what he really wanted was a couple tickets. by the time he got here they were sold out of everything but flee hundred plus suite tickets. he plans to -- 300 plus suite tickets. he plans to go on stubhub. >> i won't go over 100. >> reporter: shanp is looking for a scalper -- shanna is looking for a scalper. how much do you think you'll have to pay? >> 3 to 400. >> reporter: do you have a cutoff? >> i'll have to talk to my husband about. that. >> reporter: you have to get two? >> i have to get two. >> reporter: how high are you going to go? >> 200. those in the nose eed section. >> reporter: the scalper's price could change by the hour depending how many tickets are left on stubhub. >> how much do the
one today. brings us their story. >> what is it going to take? >> sharyl can't fight back the tears as she talks about the bullying she says her 15-year- old son has had to endure. >> i don't remember schools ever being this bad, ever. >> preston says just today, three kids who attend brunswick high school chased and attacked him. >> got pushed into the pole and i pushed him back and he hit me in the head. >> i ran this way flying. he was standing right there and i got the first, because that's what i'm supposed to do. >> there have been four incidents so far this year and he has no idea why he has been a target. a spokesman for frederick county public school says they are investigating. even though this latest incident was off school property. >> we take allegations very seriously. it is something that we aggressively and proactively follow up on. >> it has antibullying policies in place, but the mother says a policy is not enough to protect her son. >> they have a big right up. they need to follow up. >> met with school officials to figure out what happens from here. she
of the us attorney's office. that i had nothing to do with it, what i have been saying from the beginning and i'm sure he will be brought to justice. >> the treasurer took the money. >> it appears to be the case. >> he doesn't have much to say about all of this. he says michael brown signed off on every report that went to the office of campaign finance. meantime, michael brown has been forced to run his campaign. >> personal life with his campaign. brown supporters charge that the media helped keep a 20 year marijuana possession conviction out of the debate. >> i'm proud of the way i have handled it. since then nothing else has happened. >> brown leads groso by 5 percentage points. >> he has been endorsed by the washington post. the post has also endorsed independent candidate swain. he is pulling in the single digits? >>> what is described as the narrow west house in the world is only 4 feet wide, 35 feet long and stands 30 feet long. it has a tiny bedroom and tiny bathroom and everything. it is a memorial to his family who were killed during the holocaust. >> wow? >>> 78 today which is
can start using hydraulic fracturing techniques to increase its natural gas exports. the company wants to spend up to $3 billion for those upgrades, but the sierra club says this process will harm the chesapeake bay and nearby calvert cliff state park. >>> a slew of cases for the u.s. supreme court this season. the justices wasted no time getting back to work today. they started the session by hearing arguments about whether businesses or individuals can be sued in the u.s. for conduct on foreign soil. the justices also declined to hear arguments about redistricting in illinois, the use of full body scanners for airport security and a challenge to a federal rule barring development in national forests. this term they're expected to hear cases about affirmative action, same sex marriage and voter rights. >>> we could all face a massive tax increase if congress does not get to work to avoid that so-called fiscal cliff. a new study from the tax policy center says a typical middle income family could he would its taxes go up by about 2 -- could see its taxes go up by about $2,000 if congre
filtering system. we're using the water now, we are are not using the city water, >> we didn't get that calibration right. this is the new system, we are trying to figure it out. we feel like we've got it here now. >> it is costing $100,000 to drain the pool. and this is just what they would like and with a new renovation, they will drain it much more often before. and so they are not obviously cleaned up, and we are still days here, back to you. >>> this time we don't want to do it again soon. >> right. >> what feels like a developing pattern, one day after the debate. at least one of the candidates will be in virginia. governor mitt romney and his running mate are said to have appeared here in about 40 minutes. then tomorrow, president obama is scheduled to be in fairfax. we'll take a look at the day after that first debate. >> it's the first day of the rest of the presidential campaign. the denver debate in the mirror. they will hit the campaign trail in battleground states. >> how did dad do last night? [ cheering ] >> reporter: he made a surprise spot here at the action commit
we get. >>> still ahead tonight, gotten use today seeing flooding in areas like d.c.'s bloomingdale neighborhood when it rains, we have an update on how the area fared with sandy. that's next. >>> we want to take a moment away from the sandy coverage for breaking news ride now. three fire bombs went off today in northern virginia. the first one went off in stafford county and that is where we find our ken molestina 689 he is live from the scene with the very latest. three fire bombs? kenny what's going on? >> reporter: yes, three. let me just correct you for a second. we're in fredericksburg, this is the first of three that went off today. this happened at about 4:00 a.m. the second happened in nearby stafford county shortly after this took place. we are along the 3100 block of normandy avenue in fredericksburg. what it looks like over here through the details of what we believe took place here. this is the home that was fire bombed the living room area had an incendiary device or a pipe bomb as police are saying thrown through it. no one was hurt but again this happened at about 4:
the reporting was at the time. >> the social media post by onshar ahsharia also called for an attack on the u.s. embassy in tripoli. >>> just 13 days left till the election and the candidates are spending nearly every waking hour trying to get your vote. >> we're going to pull an all nighter. >> i need you to vote. i need you to get your neighbors to vote. >> as they criss-cross the country both candidates plan to spend more time in one of the most hotly contested states, florida. almost one in three likely voters in the sunshine state is over the age of 65. so medicare and retirement benefits are big talkers over these last couple weeks. >>> tonight virginia attorney general ken cuccinelli is expanding an investigation into possible statewide voter fraud. a pennsylvania man faces charges in rockingham county of throwing completed registration forms into the trash. that man worked for a company hired by republicans to conduct voter registration drivers. >>> signs that the political climate is on fire, well, one leesburg couple found their romney sign actually burning in their front yard. >> rep
big bird. the producers of that program are asking the president's campaign to stop using an ad featuring big bird. that ad implies that governor romney is looking past the wall street criminals and going after the character. >> onman has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. big bird. >> it's me. big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about, it's sesame street. >> mitt romney taking on -- >> now in a statement, it is not approved, any campaign ads and it is not or it is rather a nonpartisan, nonprofit group. and obama campaign officials said they are reviewing those concerns. >>> tomorrow, the supreme court will hear what is being billed as one of the most important cases of this session. fisher versus the university of texas asks the justices to decide if race should be considered in the college admissions process. we will have more from the court tomorrow starting on 9news at 5:00. >>> a followup on a story we have been tracking since july. the medical examiner reports a reporter was in fact murdere
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